The prize is to be awarded annually to those artists who represent the European sound of today and tomorrow. The nominees for the Music Moves Europe Talent Award have been presented at the last Reeperbahn Festival in Hamburg. The twelve winners of the prize will be announced in November and the awards will be handed over during a grand award ceremony at ESNS on Wednesday, 16 January 2019.
Among the nominees, there’s one Italian artist, the Roman but Berlin-based Fil Bo Riva.
He has been nominated for the singer-songwriter and pop categories.
The aim of the Music Moves Europe Talent Awards is to celebrate new and upcoming artists from Europe and support them in order to help them develop and accelerate their international careers.
Nominees are selected through monitoring the European Border Breakers Charts, their streaming figures, results from the European Talent Exchange Programme (ETEP) and recommendations from music export offices, as well as the partners involved in the prize.
Winners of the prize will be rewarded with a chance to play live at ESNS, a tailor-made training programme and financial support specifically intended for touring and promotion. The nature of what the prize offers is regarded as a way of affirming the shared commitment to helping emerging artists break through in Europe and beyond.